SD7914 : Summerseat Station

near to Summerseat, Bury, Great Britain

Summerseat Station
Summerseat Station
Summerseat railway station opened in 1846. At that time, the route was double-track and the station, which was built on the embankment, had two platforms. In 1970 the northbound track was lifted and the station buildings were demolished. The station closed in 1972 (although the line was still used for freight until 1980).

In 1987, The (heritage) East Lancashire Railway re-opened the line from Bury to Ramsbottom including the station at Summerseat. Although little remains of the original station buildings, the former northbound platform is completely overgrown but the remaining platform has been improved and a waiting shelter has been erected together with LMS-style lamp standards.

Please see LinkExternal link for a detailed history of the station including photos of its “former glory”.
East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway is a steam preservation line , which runs along the Irwell valley from Heywood to Rawtenstall. The original line closed in 1972 and the ELR opened in 1991. The ELR is centred on Bury, Bolton Street Station, which was the terminus for the Bury to Manchester line (now part of Metrolink).
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Sunday, 2 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 5 December, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7938 1461 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.6566N 2:18.7956W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7939 1459
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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